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Michigan Lawmakers Concerned about Nuclear Waste Storage on Great Lakes

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MICHIGAN – Today, Representatives Debbie Dingell (MI-12), Fred Upton (MI-6), Paul Mitchell (MI-10), and Dan Kildee (MI-5) pressed Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in opposition to the placement of a national repository for nuclear waste storage anywhere near the Great Lakes, which is currently being considered by the Canadian government. “We stand in strong opposition to any decision by the ... Read more »

Recovering America’s Wildlife Act Advances to House Floor

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the House Natural Resources Committee passed Recovering America’s Wildlife Act (RAWA). Led by Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) and Congressman Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE), RAWA has broad support of conservation and sportsmen’s leaders. This bipartisan legislation would help promote and enhance our nation’s conservation efforts, and ensure the long-term health of fish and wil... Read more »

Dingell: US Must Lead World in Addressing Climate Change

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) released the following statement upon her return from the 2019 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Madrid, Spain: “Countries from every corner of the globe are experiencing the harsh realities of climate change: devastating hurricanes, tornadoes, wildfires, and rising sea levels. It is of upmost urgency that we all mu... Read more »

A zero-emissions economy by 2050? We can get there | Opinion in Free Press

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This op-ed originally ran in the Detroit Free Press, click here to read it. Look at the world: devastating hurricanes, tornadoes, wildfires, melting glaciers, rising sea levels – and we see it directly in Michigan with ‘Once Every 100 Year Storms’ that seem to be nearly yearly events now. Climate change is changing the world around us causing mass displacement and global health crises, the Great L... Read more »

Dingell Leads Strong Legislation to Rapidly Move to 100% Clean Energy Economy

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Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) co-led the 100% Clean Economy Act of 2019 to set a nationwide goal of achieving a 100 percent clean energy economy by 2050, defined as net-zero climate pollution across all sectors of the United States’ economy. Representatives A. Donald McEachin (D-VA) led the introduction. Dingell, Representatives Deb Haaland (D-NM), Earl Blumenauer (D-... Read more »

Dingell Amendment to Protect Great Lakes Region from Nuclear Waste Clears Key Hurdle

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the House Energy and Commerce Committee approved a bipartisan amendment introduced by Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) and Congressman Fred Upton (R-MI) expressing the sense of Congress that the governments of the United States and Canada should not allow permanent or long-term storage of spent nuclear fuel or other radioactive waste near the Great Lakes. Currently, Cana... Read more »

Dingell Leads Coalition-Building to Take on Climate Change Challenge

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, at a Washington DC discussion on building a 100 percent clean economy future, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) outlined her comprehensive plans to set our country on a path to support our economy, creates jobs for hard-working Americans, supports domestic manufacturing, protects human health, and conserves the environment by mid-Century. “Weather events are getting more ... Read more »

Dingell Statement on the Trump Administration’s Formal Withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord.

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DEARBORN, MI – Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) released the following statement on the Trump Administration’s formal withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord: “President Trump’s decision to move forward with withdrawing the United States from the Paris Climate Accord is stunning, but not surprising. As the California fires rage, even the biggest climate deniers have to see that global climate... Read more »

Dingell, Young Introduce Legislation for Long-Term Reauthorization of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation

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WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) and Congressman Don Young (R-AK) introduced legislation to reauthorize the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, the nation’s largest conservation grant maker, through fiscal year 2024. As a Congressionally-chartered corporation, NFWF supplements federal conservation efforts through public-private partnerships and competitive grant programs ... Read more »

Dingell, Bipartisan Lawmakers Call on NDAA Conference Committee to Include Strong PFAS Cleanup Provisions in Defense Authorization Bill

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WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell led a letter with 68 other bipartisan Members of Congress to Conference Committee members for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 National Defense Authorization Act urging them to include strong cleanup provisions that will safeguard the public and our environment from harmful per- and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS) chemical contamination. Signers of the letter m... Read more »

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